Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this significant Ferrari 365/4 Daytona, which has enjoyed a fully documented history from the outset and has been inspected and passed for Ferrari Classiche Red Book certification. This is just one of 156 right-hand drive examples manufactured.
Our Daytona was purchased new from Maranello Concessionaires Ltd in July 1972 for £10,072 by D. Dobbie, Perth, Scotland. It was then sold to rock music legend Sir Elton John. Sir Elton enjoyed owning the Daytona for two years before re-selling it. The Daytona retains much of its original factory features, is numbers matching, and is presented in excellent condition.
Thoroughbred and Classics Cars magazine later wrote about the car, “Had this dream come true in, say 1972, I’d have been the proud owner of a Ferrari 365 GTB/4. With its front-mounted V12 engine powering the rear wheels and clothed in suitably stunning steel, the Daytona is to many the ultimate Ferrari GT, the final incarnation of a bloodline that stretched back via the 275 and 250 to Enzo Ferrari’s first road cars.”
Although a Pininfarina design, as with many previous Ferrari road cars styled by Leonardo Fioravanti, the 365 GTB/4 was radically different, replacing the traditional rounded design with much more sharp-edged styling. All bodies except the first Pininfarina prototype were produced by Italian coachbuilder Scaglietti, which already had a well-established record of working with Ferrari. The magazine continued, “It’s diabolically beautiful, with stupefying proportions, that pin down the aesthetic senses, only for its deft and subtle detailing to coax them back… You’re left in no doubt that this was Ferrari’s ultimate expression of front-engined potency and performance. It has all the classic cues. The bonnet stretches endlessly with the cabin crouching behind it, submitting to the airstream with carefree bravado and, like a great work of art, the Daytona’s apparent simplicity is deceptive. In short, the Daytona is a masterpiece of the stylist’s art, and it’s beautifully built too.”
Our Daytona has two large history files, which include the original bill of sale and period correspondence. The files detail regular expenditure with Ferrari main dealers and the UK’s leading Ferrari specialists. Having benefitted from significant recent expenditure, and Ferrari Classiche Red Book Certification, this wonderful looking Daytona is all ready for its next owner to cherish.
Available to view now at our London showroom.